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    Default Tinted Windows

    I'm planning on tinting my windows but a bit confused.

    DVSA:
    Vehicles first used on 1 April 1985 or later
    The front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through.

    I just want to tint the side and rear windows not windscreen. The tint I'm going to get on ebay says 20%. Not sure if that means it lets 20% light through or blocks 20% light.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MEDIUM-BLA...item5ae0014a15

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    If you look at the pictures on that site, it seems that the lower the percentage, the darker the tint. So their 20% is DVLA's 80%. 20% is only suitable for rear windows.

    My advice, for what it's worth - don't do it - it makes you look like a prat, and attracts the attention of any passing cop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa View Post
    If you look at the pictures on that site, it seems that the lower the percentage, the darker the tint. So their 20% is DVLA's 80%. 20% is only suitable for rear windows.

    My advice, for what it's worth - don't do it - it makes you look like a prat, and attracts the attention of any passing cop.
    Are you just jealous you're not young enough to rock the tinted windows :P

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    Well - I used to be young once. Dark windows are only for wanna-be celebrities and drug dealers in my opinion. But hey - that's just me...

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    I see a lot if cars that have tinted rear door windows, and normal ones on the front doors! looks a bit silly to me?Some cars come like that as standard from the factory,....but it still looks daft to me?

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    Just an update. We have a go at fitted the tints ourselves and managed to get all windows done in 2 hours. It was surprisingly easy compared to what I was told. You don't even need to set it right first time because you slide the tints around the window using a water spray to get them exactly where you want them.

    Although the 70% for front passenger windows is lighter than the 5% I put on the others the difference is hardly even noticeable.

    Cost us just under 20 quid for the lot. I was quoted 180 by a garage and the misses was quoted 280 by another!

    I would honestly recommend having a go at it yourself if anyone is thinking about it. Have fun lol.
    Last edited by matty6660; 05-08-14 at 15:37.

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    Cool Pointless

    What positive benefit are they to safe driving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis W View Post
    What positive benefit are they to safe driving?
    Aw Dennis sounds like you don't get enough fun out of life

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    Cool Sun Screen

    The only essential Tinting of windows is a Blue strip at the top edge of the windscreen as a Sun Screen. As used on Volvos

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